A Photo a Week Challenge: Vacation Memories

This summer, we were supposed to go to Europe. We had tickets to the Passion Play at Oberammergau with plans to travel around Switzerland, Austria, and the Czech Republic. Ah, the best laid plans of mice and men. Hopeful, that trip will happen in a couple of years. In the meantime, we are doing a lot of close-by trips to the mountains. I feel very blessed to live in a place with diverse geography. I have mountains, deserts, and red rock canyons all within a 3-hour drive from my home. One thing Utah does not have is beautiful beaches. This vacation memory is from last September when we took a chance on a mystery trip and landed in Cancun, Mexico. It was so much fun, and I wish we had gone on one of these trips sooner. The travel agents are friends who live in our neighborhood. They had been telling us for years that we should go with them, and this was their last one before retiring. *sigh* At least we have the memories and the photos.


Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ and “Photo a Week” tags.
  3. Come back here and post a link to your image in the comments for this challenge.
  4. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

41 thoughts on “A Photo a Week Challenge: Vacation Memories”

  1. Yes, unfortunately, this has been the year of travel cancellations. However, you are lucky to live in such a beautiful state with such a diverse landscape albeit without beaches. All the more reason to look forward to that next beach getaway!

  2. Beautiful. Lots of us have had to put our vacation plans on hold. Hopefully someday we can return to normal.

  3. I wanted to write that you will have to wait another 10 years for the next performances of the Oberammergauer Passionsspiele but I checked and they are planning to move season 2020 to 2022. I’m holding thumbs that you can see it then!

  4. We have all had canceled plans and disappointments, but I am fortunate to live in Florida, where every day feels like a vacation. I don’t take it for granted and get to the beach often to soak up a beautiful sunset. I do hope your newly revised travel plans will happen in 2022. We have visited Austria and the Checz Republic and loved our time there. This is not an original post created for the challenge, but I thought you might enjoy and I wanted to share our beautiful experience. https://wordpress.com/block-editor/post/picture-retirement.com/9825

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